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      Solar System Explorations, NASA

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2012 Austrian Regional Tournament Results

There were 17 registered teams that entered the 2012 competition. This year’s European / Austrian Regional Tournament had teams from Austria (16) and California (1).

Here are the results for:

Overall Winners

The Overall winners for Botball are determined by Double Elimination rank, Seeding Round scores and Online and Onsite Documentation scores.

1 HTL Wiener Neustadt (12-0602)
2 HTL Donaustadt (12-0623)
3 HTL Wiener Neustadt (12-0603)
4 Desert Robotics (12-0070)
5 TGM EL (12-0621)

Double Elimination

Robots from two different teams compete on the game board simultaneously in an effort to score as many points as possible, but also to keep their opponent from scoring. Double Elimination placement makes up about one-third of the overall Botball score.

1 Desert Robotics (12-0070)
2 HTL Donaustadt (12-0623)
3 HTL Wiener Neustadt (12-0602)
4 TGM EL (12-0621)

Seeding

In the Seeding Rounds, team's run their robots unopposed and attempt to score the most points possible. Seeding round scores determine initial placement in the Double Elimination bracket and account for about one-third of each team's overall score.

1 HTL Wiener Neustadt (12-0602)
2 HTL Donaustadt (12-0623)
3 HTL Wiener Neustadt (12-0603)
4 TGM Wall E (12-0618)

Alliance Challenge

In the Alliance Challenge, teams and their robots have to work together to score as many points as possible.

1st Place Alliance Match HTL Wiener Neustadt (12-0603)
and
BAKIP21 (12-0612)
2nd Place Alliance Match TGM - Robotech (12-0617)
and
HTL Wiener Neustadt - Team Awesome (12-0622)

Outstanding Documentation

Botball teams are required to complete documentation covering their work on their competition robots. Documentation scores determine about one-third of each team's overall score.

Outstanding Documentation TGM - Marvin (12-0606)

Judges' Choice Trophies

Throughout the tournament, the judges select teams to be singled out for Judges' Choice awards for excellence in a variety of categories.

Overall Judges' Choice HTL Wiener Neustadt - Team Amazing (12-0603)

Judges' Choice Certificates

Spirit of Botball Hannah Siegel
KISS Award TGM - Wall-E (12-0618)
Outstanding Engineering TGM - EL ( 12-0621 )
Outstanding Programming HTL Donaustadt (12-0623)
Outstanding Overall Documentation Desert Robotics (12-0070)
Outstanding Teamwork HTL Mistelbach (12-0610)
Outstanding Onsite Presentation TGM - Roadrunner (12-0616)

Complete Results